September 29th is National Coffee Day in the United States. All across the country various coffee chains will be giving away freebies and offering deals. Both Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts are celebrating with the announcement of new coffee mugs being released soon.
The number of styles is plentiful as it seems there’s something for everyone. First up is a design inspired by Disney’s trio of Mickey, Minnie and Donald Duck. These mugs have the face of the characters done in quasi caricature form. According to the Disney Parks Blog, these will be part of something called the “Colorful Kitchen” collection.
Up next is a design for the discerning gentlemen of the world. The shapes of these mugs are masculine in form and part of the “Twenty Eight & Main” collection. While it alludes to various Disney parks attractions and movies, they aren’t an exact representation. There will also be other merchandise with this stylized design besides drinkware, so be on the lookout!
Of course, it would be remiss of Disney to not have a new coffee mug inspired by one of their Princesses. As part of a collection that began in April 2014, the newest edition represents Elsa from Disney’s Frozen movie. It features her ice castle, snowflakes, and little rhinestones for added bling.
If you’re like me, September 29 is my merry un-Birthday. However, much to my disappointment, I won’t be able to celebrate with these Mad Tea Party mugs since they aren’t being released until 2016. They are very cute and look just like the Mad Tea Party ride cups in Fantasyland. One other unique thing is that the mugs and saucers are permanently attached to each other. Hmmm… does anyone else besides me suspect the Mad Hatter was involved somehow?
And, finally, what’s National Coffee Day without the eponymous elixir itself? Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company created a new blend for the Disney Parks and Resorts Specialty Coffee Collection. This particular iteration is inspired by Sanaa restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. According to the Disney Parks Blog, it’s a “medium roast with bright acidity, great aroma, with a dry winey after taste.” This blend compliments the African-inspired dishes of Sanaa, but will surely go with other types of cuisine as well.
Although I’m not a coffee drinker personally, the new coffee mug releases are exciting. The Twenty Eight & Main collection seems particularly interesting.